Sohail Khan to judge 'Comedy Circus'


The popular reality show, Comedy Circus, aired on Sony TV will see director Sohail Khan back as the judge, replacing his actor-filmmaker brother, Arbaaz Khan.

The actor-director is the brother of Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan. He produces films under his banner, Sohail Khan Productions.

It seems as if the two brothers have worked out a deal with the channel. Earlier, when Sohail had to leave the show because he was to direct Salman Khan starrer ‘Jai Ho’, which released in January this year, brother Arbaaz took over. And now that Arbaaz is ready to begin his second directorial project, ‘Dolly Ki Doli’, starring Sonam Kapoor, the elder brother is back to save the show.

The producer of the reality show is Vipul Amrutlal Shah — popularly known as Vipul Shah.

The show brings together small-screen celebrities to perform with professional comedian partners on a stage that is competitive. The show uses creativity and all forms of humour to make every person in the audience laugh.

In one of the recent episodes in Comedy Circus, actor Ranveer Singh surprised everyone on its sets to promote his film, ‘Gunday’. He joined Bharti Singh in a pole dance and set everyone laughing when he tried to copy King Khan.

On the other hand, comedians Balraj and Rajeev mimicked certain romantic scenes of Ranveer from his ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’. Ranveer was seen to be quite embarrassed.

Other than Sohail and Arbaaz Khan, the show has seen Shekhar Suman, Satish Shah, Rohit Shetty, Johnny Lever, Ajay Jadeja, Tusshar Kapoor and Daler Mehndi also as judges.

The 43-year-old actor-director made his acting debut in ‘Maine Dil Tujhko Diya’ in 2002, which did quite poorly at the box-office. He was the writer, producer and director of the film, too. He was seen in a few more films, none of which did well. He made his first hit with the film, ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?’, in 2005, co-starring his brother, Salman Khan.

Sohail also produced stage shows in India and also across the world featuring many Indian film stars. His company produces music videos and even ventured into television shows with ‘Chehre Pe Chehra’, which was directed by Rishi Vohra. He was seen in ‘Hello and Heroes’ in 2008. In 2009, he featured in ‘Kisaan’ co-starring with brother Arbaaz and was also seen in ‘Main Aur Mrs Khanna’ and ‘Do Knot Disturb’.

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